One of the many problems with year-end best album lists is that -- inevitably, invariably -- things get missed. Case in point: ANGUS & JULIA STONE's A BOOK LIKE THIS.
If I'd discovered this Aussie brother/sister team a few months ago (as opposed to a few weeks ago), their debut LP may well have made my 2007 Top 12. Alas, alas.
But: Better late than never.
(For variety's sake, I like the fact that both boy & girl take turns at the mic. The selections below will give you a taste of each....)
ANGUS & JULIA STONE on MySPACE.
[MP3] "Just a Boy"
[MP3] "A Book Like This"